Family Holiday Destinations

  • Oxford History
    Oxford History
  • Pitts River Museum
    Pitts River Museum
  • Oxford Bikes
    Oxford Bikes

Oxford - Holidays with kids

One of England’s most interesting cities housing the oldest university in the English speaking world has a compact centre so you can enjoy walking, finding things of beauty and historic interest around every corner. Amongst the 38 university colleges are many with beautiful historic buildings clustered around elegant “quads” and immaculate gardens – you will be amazed that you are in the middle of a bustling city. You will also find interesting churches, some with towers to climb, a meandering covered market housing unique and interesting small shops.

Tourists are very well catered for in Oxford with excellent guided tours and some of the best trained guides in the country. Access is easy from London by road or train and if you are based in Oxford without a car you will find the local bus system is extensive and easy to use to visit the many interesting and historic sites nearby.


Families Will Love

  • The open top bus tour – see what the walls are hiding
  • Oxford Castle – 1000 years of history, murder, romance, betrayal, escape and execution
  • The ice skating rink – everyone enjoys skating and this can be good exercise if there is a rainy day
  • The Pitt Rivers Museum with an amazing array of artifacts, from  a witch in a bottle to totem poles and bows & arrows.   In the school holidays special trails and games are organized and entry and all activities are free!
  • The Ashmolean Museum – recently totally refurbished full of thousands of treasures and art – Egyptian mummies to Lawrence of Arabia’s robes
  • When Harry met Alice Tour – Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland – both are connected with Oxford!
  • Lunch on the river watching the punts – try the Cherwell Boathouse restaurant
  • Didcot Railway Centre – ride a steam train!
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park - animals lovers will love getting up close with the big cats and giraffes.  Ride the train and see beautiful gardens as well.
  • Walking Tours of Oxford - There are plenty of great walking tours for families in Oxford which are worth a look and provide an interestig overview

Facts for Families


Main Airports: London Heathrow
Time Zones: GMT +10
Peak Travel Periods: Summer
Off Peak Traver Periods: Winter
Vaccines Required: None
Weather: Mild to Wet
Currency: British Pounds



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